Monday, May 14, 2012

The Shepherd of Hermas: The Righteous Man Aims At Righteous Things

...for the righteous man aims at righteous things. So, then, as long as his aims are righteous, his reputation is secure in heaven and he finds the LORD favorably inclined in all he does. But those who aim at evil things in their hearts bring death and captivity upon themselves, especially those who lay claim to the world and pride themselves on their wealth and do not hold fast to the good things that are to come. Their souls will regret it, for they have no hope; instead they have abandoned themselves and their life. But you, you pray to GOD and HE will heal your sins, and of those of your whole house, and of all the saints. --The Shepherd of Hermas Vision 1:1 (mid second century AD)

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